Waiheke High School’s Sea Sports Academy has been in operation since 2003 and continues to be successful and popular, particularly with our International Students. The Sea Sports Academy offers a first year course and an advanced course to students in Y12 and Y13.
In the first year, students are involved in team building, snorkelling, Laser dinghy sailing, the Coastguard Day skipper Course, keelboat sailing and sea kayaking. The Sea Sports Academy does something that is very important at Waiheke High School; making the most of the unique, local environment. Many of the activities take place on or around Waiheke. Some activities take the students a little further afield such as kayaking to Motuihe Island, overnight camping near the beach, and scuba diving at Poor Knights Island in order to gain PADI Open Water Scuba Certificates.